Town & Country Credit Union was recognized with two 2021 state level awards at the Dakota Credit Union Association's annual Summit awards banquet held in May in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The credit union earned a first place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award in recognition of the credit union's efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and the community as a whole. The credit union provided financial education content in the media, as well as one-on-one financial counseling services.

Town & Country also received a second place Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award for practical application of the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" within the actual operation of the credit union through a program or service that benefited the credit union's membership. When conducting a system upgrade that would benefit the credit union long-term, Town & Country did not lose sight of the immediate impacts their members would face, made authentic efforts to minimize those impacts, and showed genuine appreciation to their members throughout the process.

"I couldn't be more proud of our team's commitment to creating a positive impact in the lives of our members. Whether they are providing opportunities for personal finance education or keeping our members at the core of every decision they make, our employees are always trying to help our members," said Kalli Schell, Interim President/CEO.

Pictured left to right: Jeff Olson, President, Dakota Credit Union Association; Becky Huizenga, Business Loan Assistant, Kenmare; Kalli Schell, Interim President/CEO, Minot; Fred Beuchler, SVP Business Lending, Minot; Kirsten Solway, Assistant Branch Manager, West Fargo; Shannon Webster, SVP Marketing, Minot

Town & Country Credit Union has been positively impacting the communities they serve for over 80 years. With 11 convenient locations in North Dakota, over 150 employees and a focus on continual growth, they provide meaningful value to their more than 24,000 members every day. Membership in the credit union is open to anyone living within 75 miles of Minot and 50 miles of Fargo or Kenmare. More information can be found at

The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is the professional financial trade association serving 69 credit unions that employ more than 2,200 individuals across the Dakotas. With more than 520,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets exceeding $8.7 billion. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, DakCU plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information visit